I was commissioned recently by the UN Refugee Agency to create some illustrations that told the story of refugees from South Sudan, reflecting on the everyday objects they had left behind in their flight from war. The images are to be used in Social Media campaigns to draw attention to the humanitarian effects of civil war in South Sudan. There is something very poignant and human about people’s sadness at the loss of commonplace objects. It reminds us that whilst the violence of war is instantly scarring, the long-term social effects are just as terrible, and often overlooked by the world as a whole. It was a sincerely moving experience for me, and I would like to thank the UNHCR team for the opportunity.